Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development

Agriculture Service Centers

The National Agricultural Mechanization Program (PNMA) aims to increase current levels of production by at least 7 percent per year through increases in plowed areas combined with technological packages that increase productivity and farmer incomes.  PNMA is being implemented by the Agriculture Development Fund (FDA) through Agrarian Service Centers (CSA) located along six Development Corridors (Pemba-Lichinga, Nacala, Zambezi Valley, Beira, Limpopo and Maputo).  CSAs are expected to provide mechanized soil preparation and sowing services, technical assistance, access to agricultural inputs and other key services to small and medium-sized farms.  There are 123 CSAs, of which 98 are Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and 25 are public sector managed.